Your source for everything Herbs!

 

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June 4, Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

June 5, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

June 6, Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Spring Open House &

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – vendors – local restaurants –

over 1,898 varieties of plants available

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

            Enjoy three full days of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of our spectacular gardens, as well as our Craft & Farmers’ Market. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available starting this day. Free admission and parking.

 

Friday, June 4, 9:00 to 5:00

* 9:30 – 10:30: The History of Well-Sweep Gardens with Louise Hyde

* 10:30 – 11:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

* 1:00 – 2:00: The Scented Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 2:30 – 3:30: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 3:30 – 4:30: Hemp: CBD & CBG with Patrick McDuffee

 

Saturday, June 5, 9:00 to 5:00

* 9:30 – 10:30: Cooking with Herbs with Louise Hyde

* 10:30 – 11:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Far-Out, Funky and Fabulous Plants with David Hyde

* 1:00 –  2:00: Our Healing Garden – the Medicinal Herbs with Kerry Adams

* 2:30 – 3:30 – Asian Herbs Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Sunday, June 6, 10:00 to 4:00

* 10:30 – 11:30: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Natives and Nativars with David Hyde

* 1:00 – 2:00: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 2:30 – 3:30: Afternoon Herbal Tea with Patrick McDuffee

 

Vendors:

Art Across Borders – Changewater Designs – Stained Glass by Bonnie – Whiskey In A Teacup Tarot –

House of Cork Handbags with Diana – Juniper Tree Spices – Rimi Studios – Heart Beat Studios –

Mot Mot Collective – Kim O’Hara Designs – Scottie Carpentry – Four Fields Farm

 

Food by:

KK’s Café (empanadas & pastries) & Choripan Rodizio (Argentinian Steakhouse – grilled meat & vegetables)

 

 

June 13, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

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June 27, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

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May 8, Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00

 

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Mother’s Day weekend – a great time to visit a truly unique nursery!

If you’re looking for something special for Mom, come browse through our Spring perennials in bloom, check out our tropicals and other interesting plants in our greenhouse or find a unique gift in our Gift Shop.

On Saturday, May 8th, we will feature a Craft Market featuring homemade items as well as a phenomenal food vendor – Michele’s Bistro. While you’re visiting this day enjoy a free lecture tour of our gardens with Patrick at 11am and 2pm. We will be open on Sunday, Mother’s Day as well, 11am to 4pm.

The farm features 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials including natives, butterfly, medicinal, dye, shade and deer resistant plants. Also culinary herbs, vegetables, citrus plants, jasmine, figs, carnivorous plants and many more – organically grown.

Our Gift Ship is filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements, books, essential oils, hard-to-find culinary and medicinal dried herbs, potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages.

More Special Events coming – watch our Facebook page! 

 

 

May 20, Thursday, 9:45-3:00

 

Hardy Plant Society – Well-Sweep Herb Farm Day Trip

            Join the Hardy Plant Society for a lecture, garden tour, shopping and homemade luncheon. Reservations required. $40.00 members/$50.00 non-members. For more information and to register: https://hpsmag.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=2080279#/

 

 

May 22, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

May 23, Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

            Craft, farm, and food vendors! Free garden tours at 11am and 2pm.  Check out our Craft Market featuring homemade items as well as a phenomenal food vendor – Michele’s Bistro. While you’re visiting this day enjoy a free lecture tour of our gardens with Patrick at 11am and 2pm – both Saturday and Sunday. Watch our Facebook page for more details and updates closer to the date.

 

 

May 28, Friday, 6:00 – 7:30

 

Medicinal Herbs with David Winston

            (Zoom lecture) Dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and president of Herbalist & Alchemist, David is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 52 years of training in Chinese, Western, and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the US, but enjoys teaching courses locally in NJ. Sign-up for an introduction to medicinal plants that you can grow in your own garden. Pre-registration required; $30.00. Please call to register, 908-852-5390.

 

 

 

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September 12, Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00

September 13, Sunday: 10:00 to 5:00

 

Fall Flower Festival and Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – vendors – food available from Cas’ Pierogie & Kielbasa & Summer Daze Food Trucks

 

Fall is a wonderful time to plant perennials and create windowsill gardens. Come enjoy free lectures and tours and visit our ‘Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmer’s Market.

 

Please wear your mask.

 

Saturday, September 12: 9:00 – 5:00

 

* 9:30 – 10:30: Herb Garden Tour

Join Patrick McDuffee on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick, the third generation at Well-Sweep, shares his grandfather’s herbal enthusiasm – Cyrus Hyde noted collector and speaker, and infuses that herbal tradition with his background in biology for a new spin on the garden.

* 11:00 – 12:00: Dazzling Fall Perennials

David Hyde, avid plant enthusiast, noted lecturer and owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business. Come discover great perennials for dazzling late-season color and their deer resistance, drought tolerance and pollinator benefits. David will cover selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining them – as well as some of his favorites.

* 12:30 – 1:30: Southeast Asian Herbs

Learn how to grow the flavors of Southeast Asia on your windowsill or in your garden with Patrick McDuffee of Well-Sweep. Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese varieties grown at the farm such as Curry-leaf, Pandan, Ginger and more will be covered. Come learn culinary tips, health benefits and how to successfully grow these plants to enhance your cuisine and expand your palate.

* 2:00 – 3:00: Bringing in the Harvest

Join Louise Hyde, founder of Well-Sweep, to learn how to preserve that garden bursting forth with the bounty of your efforts. The art of drying, freezing and canning your herbs, veggies and fruit will enable you to enjoy the benefits of your garden year-round. Shortcuts, as well as tried and true methods will be covered.

* 3:30 – 4:30: Herb Garden Tour

Join Patrick McDuffee on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick, the third generation at Well-Sweep, shares his grandfather’s herbal enthusiasm – Cyrus Hyde noted collector and speaker, and infuses that herbal tradition with his background in biology for a new spin on the garden.

 

Sunday, September 13: 10:00 – 5:00

 

* 10:00 – 11:00 – Herb Garden Tour

Join Patrick McDuffee on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick, the third generation at Well-Sweep, shares his grandfather’s herbal enthusiasm – Cyrus Hyde noted collector and speaker, and infuses that herbal tradition with his background in biology for a new spin on the garden.

* 11:00 – 12:00 – The Mediterranean Window – Citrus, Figs & More

Join David Hyde avid plant enthusiast, noted lecturer and owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business for a lecture on a variety of Mediterranean fruit; Citrus, Figs, Olives, Pomegranates and more. Learn how to care for these exotic beauties for year-round success –  fill your patio and windows with unusual delicious fruit.

* 12:30 – 1:30 – Tincturing for you Home Apothecary

Join herbalist Cheryl Karcher for an immune support focused presentation on herbal tincturing. Cheryl studied for four years with internationally renowned Herbalist David Winston, graduating from his 2 Year Clinical Herbalist Training, Therapeutics, &  graduate programs. She combines these studies with years of experience in the professional culinary industry to create fine herbal products and individualized healing protocols for her clients. Two methods of tincturing will be covered: the folk method and weight to volume method.

* 2:00 – 3:00 – Afternoon Herbal Tea

Join Patrick McDuffee of Well-Sweep for a delicious afternoon herbal tea. Sip a few samples of his favorite fresh cut herbals, from common to unusual, as he lectures on their benefits and lore. Windowsill and garden growing tips will be covered as well as harvesting, drying and brewing.

*3:30 – 4:30 – Herb Garden Tour

Join Patrick McDuffee on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick, the third generation at Well-Sweep, shares his grandfather’s herbal enthusiasm – Cyrus Hyde noted collector and speaker, and infuses that herbal tradition with his background in biology for a new spin on the garden.

 

 

 

July 10, Friday: 9:00 to 5:00

July 11, Saturday: 9:00 to 6:00

July 12, Sunday: 10:00 to 5:00

 

Midsummer Open House and Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – herbal refreshments – vendors – local restaurants

Please wear your mask.

 

Friday, July 10, 9:00 to 5:00

* 10:00 – 11:00: Bees & Butterflies – Blossom Banquets for Pollinators with Lorette Cheswick

* 10:00 – 11:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:00 – 12:00: Natives and Nativars with David Hyde

* 12:30 – 1:30: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 2:00 – 3:00: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 3:00 – 4:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Saturday, July 11, 9:00 to 6:00

* 9:30 – 10:30: Mushroom Papermaking with Sneha Ganguly

* 10:00 – 11:00: Bees and Butterflies – Blossom Banquets for

Pollinators with Lorette Cheswick

* 10:00 – 11:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:00 – 12:00: Dazzling Perennials with David Hyde

* 12:30 – 1:30: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 2:00 – 3:00: Herbalism for Immune and Mental Health

with Kerry Adams

* 3:30 – 4:30: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 4:00 – 5:00: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

 

Sunday, July 12, 10:00 to 5:00

* 10:00 – 11:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:00 – 12:00: Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

* 12:00 – 1:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 1:00 – 2:00: Introduction to Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation

with Sneha Ganguly

* 2:00 – 3:00: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 2:00 – 3:00: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 3:00 – 4:00: Buzzy Bees with Lorette Cheswick

 

Vendors:

Art Across Borders – Bakhti Yoga & Tulasi Grove with Rām & Ally –

Downy & Hatch – Fleur de Sucre – Four Fields Farm – From Key to

Crystal – Hilltop Herbals, LLC – Kim O’Hara Designs – Laura Hooper

– Long Note Farm – Two Barn Farm – Under Angels’ Wings

 

Food by:

Pandan Room & James on Main

 

 

For more information – call (908) 852-5390 or e-mail us at info@wellsweep.com.


 

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Herb Garden Tours

       Farm lecture tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Tour our impressive culinary, medicinal, and formal herb gardens; also visit the gift shop and farm animals. Lecture subjects include the history, uses, and cultivation of herbs, as well as herbal recipe suggestions. Tours can be tailored to specific topics.
Offered May through October, tours are $10.50 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. Box lunches are available for groups of 15 or more, or if you prefer to bring your own – a picnic area is provided. Call us today to schedule your group’s tour.

 

Call For More Details(908) 852-5390

 

       Special events are held rain or shine and will not be canceled – (except in situations beyond our control). A check mailed to us will reserve your place. Your canceled check is your confirmation. Refunds minus a $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be issued to those canceling at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
E-Mail: info@wellsweep.com

 

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